Q: How exactly does organic beauty benefit the planet?

A: Organic beauty formulas feature organic plant-based ingredients, sourced from sustainable farms where agricultural practices are designed to have minimal impact on the planet, including the use of fewer pesticides. Many companies also feature eco-friendly packaging made from natural, biodegradable materials - also yielding a lighter footprint on the planet.

Q: It's great that organic beauty ingredients can benefit my skin, but I've heard that these companies also provide benefits to society. Is this true?

A: Absolutely. Many organic beauty companies have a strong commitment to social responsibility - sourcing ingredients from small-scale farming operations that benefit local communities. Also, some companies develop social programs to promote sustainable agriculture in poor regions as well as reforestation projects that aim to lessen the impacts of farming on the planet.

Q: I've heard that beauty brands have few restrictions as far as using the words "organic" and "natural." How do I trust that these products actually contain the promised ingredients?

A: Unfortunately, the word "natural" is not regulated. However, labels stamped with organic seals or certifications by organizations including the USDA, NATRUE, Ecocert, and BDIH provide an independent guarantee. Over time, trusted brands gain good reputations - so consider asking your dermatologist or esthetician for recommendations.

Q: What makes a rinse-free mask different from different types of leave-on treatments like serums or creams?

A: Typically, no-rinse facial masks feature stronger ingredients - and this potency is what makes them perform more like a traditional mask. For this reason, it's usually recommended that no-rinse masks only be applied a few times per week. Be sure to check the directions for the ideal frequency of use.

Q: I'm a little nervous about using bee venom because of the possibility of developing an allergic reaction. What are the best alternatives?

A: Bruce Katz, MD tells Refinery 29 that products with salicylic or glycolic acids are more affordable and safer alternatives to bee venom. Although they can be mildly irritating (be careful if you have sensitive skin), these acids also produce a plumping and firming effect.


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Clarisonic Product Handbook. Clarisonic is a trusted name in skincare. The company’s skin cleansing and anti-aging systems are clinically proven to make skin clearer and more youthful-looking than ever imagined. Learn more about these state-of-the-art devices and how they can help your skin achieve radiance.

Cold Weather Beauty Handbook. The approach of winter calls for more than a wardrobe change – it’s also the time to assess your beauty routine and address any cold weather concerns. Plagued by dry skin, chapped lips or frizzy hair? Looking for solutions to a drab winter wardrobe? This cold weather survival guide has something for everyone – from men and kids to new moms, sports enthusiasts and professional women on the go – to embrace the change in season while looking gorgeous from head to toe.

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Fashion & Beauty Handbook. Whether you’re a seasoned fashionista or simply want to boost your everyday style, our guide to getting gorgeous can point you in the right direction. Find out how to choose key pieces for your wardrobe and revamp your hair and makeup routine for a fresh, pulled-together look for every age, season and occasion.

Scalp Conditions Handbook. Suffering from irritating scalp woes? Whether you want to eliminate a chronic condition like dandruff or treat the painful, itchy symptoms of scalp folliculitis, this guide to scalp conditions can help clear the way to a healthy head in no time.

Sensitive Skincare Handbook. Sensitive skin comes with a variety of symptoms, ranging from acne breakouts to allergic reactions. Looking for solutions to your sensitive skin challenges? Understanding triggers can help you create an effective skincare routine for all skin conditions, ages and seasons. Read on for tips and treatments to keep sensitive skin healthy and beautiful year-round.

Men’s Skincare Handbook. Even the most low-maintenance man can benefit from healthy skincare. Whether men are looking for daily staples to add to their grooming regimen or want to take preventative measures against aging and sun damage, this guide has tips for creating a simple, effective routine for men of all ages and skin types.

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